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Train to lead, lead to train

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Three Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade competed in a soldier and non-commissioned officer of the quarter board here at Bagram.

Aside from a board seated by senior NCOs of the battalion, the competition started with an Army Physical Fitness Test and an eight station test of Warrior Tasks.

“It’s not just about the board,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina Najee, the command sergeant major of the 101st STB. “It’s making sure they’re technically and tactically proficient.”

Spc. Jessica Tosado, a competitor in the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade soldier and non-commissioned officer of the quarter competition of Alpha Company, identifies terrain features on a map as her sponsor, Staff Sgt. Chad Cooper, looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Spc. Jessica Tosado, a competitor in the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade soldier and non-commissioned officer of the quarter competition of Alpha Company, identifies terrain features on a map as her sponsor, Staff Sgt. Chad Cooper, looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Cumberland Drive Reopened

 

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department reopened Cumberland Drive to through traffic late this afternoon after a section of the road near the intersection of South Riverside Drive had been closed due to a water main leak early Monday morning.

Weather permitting, the department plans to repave the road at the end of the week.

After filling and packing the area with dirt, the Clarksville Street Department is seen here filling the hole with gravel and preparing to reopen the lane on Cumberland Drive.

After filling and packing the area with dirt, the Clarksville Street Department is seen here filling the hole with gravel and preparing to reopen the lane on Cumberland Drive.

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Four More, Shut the Door

 

Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

I’m realizing that this whole “it’s end of the world this Saturday” stuff can be a little tough to get used to.

Let’s face it, these are SERIOUS times.  When you’ve only got FOUR DAYS before it’s all over, you really don’t have the luxury to mess around much.  Which for a guy like me, is asking a lot.  Messing around is one of my God-given talents.

Still, I’m worried that I might not be spending my last few days on earth the way I should. I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

You see yesterday, after posting another award-winning Blermon, I went out (as is my custom) and got a waffle at my favorite diner.  I do this nearly every day, except on the days I get waffles from the truck stop vending machines. «Read the rest of this article»

 


United Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

 

First Missionary Baptist ChurchClarksville, TN - On Saturday, May 14th, First Missionary Baptist Church hosted the United Men’s Fellowship Breakfast in its fellowship hall. The theme for the breakfast was feeding the Word of God through Evangelism. Guest Speaker Pastor Harold Whitmer of the Community Church gave a heartfelt and powerful presentation of have to effectively use the Word of God to reach out into our communities and abroad to spread the Good News.

The united fellowship breakfast had a wide variety of members from various denominations coming together to follow the Great Commission. And He said to them “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15 ESV)

 

G’s Pancake House Featured On Lifetime Televisions “Coming Home”

 

Clarksville, TN - G’s Pancake House was featured on Lifetime Televisions Coming Home Sunday Night.

As soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division continue to come home from a year long deplyment to Afghanistan,  Lifetime Television had crews here filming selected family members for the new hit show Coming Home.

Cindy Sueiro and the crew at G's Pancake House on Riverside Drive.

Cindy Sueiro and the crew at G's Pancake House on Riverside Drive.

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Pulling together

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Task Force Lifeliner” conducted a Logistics Synchronization Conference for logistics elements in Regional Command East this weekend.

The LogSync further coordinated multiple logistical elements in RC-East, allowing each task force to break down their responsibilities and how they can assist each other support the warfighter.

“For 10 years, we fought Afghanistan one year at a time,” said Maj. Joe Suddith, the brigade support operations officer in charge. “With different units coming in at different times, we felt it was necessary to get all the logisticians together to make sure everyone knows the systems in place.

Logisticians from throughout Regional Command East gathered for a Logistics Synchronization Conference on Bagram Air Field, May 14th and 15th. The conference allowed the commanders of the various task forces a chance to work together and sort out problems to better resupply service members in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Logisticians from throughout Regional Command East gathered for a Logistics Synchronization Conference on Bagram Air Field, May 14th and 15th. The conference allowed the commanders of the various task forces a chance to work together and sort out problems to better resupply service members in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Clarksville Police Department’s Request for Public Assistance

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying two robbery suspects.  The robbery occurred May 12th, 2011, around 10:00pm, at the Food Mart, 710 Peachers Mill Road.  Two males entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and a customer in the store, demanded and received money from the clerk, and then fled from the store. «Read the rest of this article»

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Family and MWR Leisure Travel Services Character Brunch and Dinner

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Do you dream of being a princess? Are you strong and patriotic like a superhero? Would you like to learn about fairies that flutter around sprinkling pixie dust?  If so, then join Family and MWR Leisure Travel Services as they offer a chance to meet with some of your favorite characters on Saturday, June 25th in the Grand Ballroom at Cole Park Commons.

Due to the incredible response to last year’s event, this year there are two event times to choose from. All the little princesses and superheroes can pick from either a brunch time of 10:30am to 1:00pm, or a dinner time from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Each designated time will have a specialized menu of delicious, fun finger foods. «Read the rest of this article»

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Young Daughters of Destiny presents Bowling with the Stars

 

Young Daughters of Destiny

Clarksville, TN - Come out and join Young Daughters of Destiny for Bowling with the Stars this Saturday May 21st,2011 from 2:00pm till 5:00pm at the Skyline Bowling Center located at 201 Kraft Street Clarksville, TN.

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Members from The 494th Transportion Company Returned Today

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was the first of three flight due in today at Campbell Army Airfield.  Once family and friends spotted the plane in the sky just before 2:30am, you could hear the cheers of excitement as 131 soldier were home again. One lady actually started to cry as her husband was finally home.

Soldiers dropped their gear just outside the hanger doors and pick up a yellow rose for ther loved ones inside.

Robert Benson, Katherine Kelley, SPC Tyler Farrister and Johnette Clark

Robert Benson, Katherine Kelley, SPC Tyler Farrister and Johnette Clark

 

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